Junior Jurists Argue at Moot Beit Din
By Rabbi Reuven Margrett
FJA SENT FOUR future jurists to argue their case and prevail at the 2017 Moot Beit Din competition in Houston earlier in March. Juniors Sophia Gawel, Aryeh Weiss and Drew Tarnopol, along with sophomore Jonah Weinbaum, competed against three-dozen teams from day schools across North America.
MBD challenges students to examine the ethical and moral dimensions of Jewish law through creative engagement with contemporary situations. This year’s case asked students to consider the legal liability and responsibility for the actions of a self-driving car — through the lens of Jewish law.
While the kids didn’t place this time, they held their own and the school should feel very proud we represented so professionally. Heads held high!